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Hake fishery 'complex and secretive', study finds

Namibia’s hake fishery sector is over-exploited, lacks transparency and management, and quota allocation in the sector is done in a dubious manner.

The Research Vessel, Dr Fridtjof Nansen assesses hake stocks along the south western African shore

This is according to a recent study titled ‘Resource rents and…

Conflict erupts after ‘assault’ on WB woman

A virtual war of words erupted over the weekend following an incident whereby a woman was allegedly assaulted and threatened after taking photos of an official government vehicle in Walvis Bay.

According to Mrs Rheta Kruger Smeer, she was driving in the parking area of the Spar Supermarket in town when a vehicle with GRN number plates (GRN81028) stopped in the middle of the…

Workers told not to protest while PM is in town

A group of government workers who gathered at the Ministry of Labour in Swakopmund on Friday afternoon to prepare for a mass demonstration against the Namibian Public Workers Union (NAPWU) were told, mere minutes before the march was due to start, that they would not be allowed to proceed.

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GRN workers prepare to challenge NAPWU

There are signs of trouble brewing within the ranks of the ministries of education, health and defence, as workers on the lower end of the pay-scale are preparing for protest action, aimed firstly at the union that is supposed to represent them. 

At a meeting held in Swakopmund on Saturday a number of institutional workers, including cleaners,…

Attorneys' fees set to increase in October

Given the constantly rising cost of legal services it is becoming increasingly difficult, if not impossible, for ordinary people to defend themselves before the courts.

A well-placed source at the Law Society of Namibia (LSN) confirmed this week that legal fees are set to increase again at the end of September, but they would not specify by…

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Industry leaders say seismic tests scare off the fish

Captains of the Namibian fishing industry are concerned over the impact of oil exploration and mining activities at sea and say that the industry has suffered massive losses over the past few years as a result of sub-sea seismic tests..

The issue of seismic testing within the fishing grounds was raised at the annual fishing sector workshop held in Walvis Bay this week. Seismic testing…

Education

Mentorship and guidance for the youth

The Namibia United States Alumni Association in Walvis Bay is planning to start an “Angel Network” in 2015 to mentor the youth of Walvis Bay.

The network aims at connecting the youth to mentors in their respective communities. According to American Alumni, Ms Taati Niilenge, Walvis Bay should start taking ownership for the wellbeing of children of Walvis Bay, in…

LHU backs Mathematics Spring School

One hundred and twenty learners from Swakopmund, Walvis Bay, Omaruru, Windhoek and Grootfontein registered for the 2014 Spring Maths School.

This was the fourth consecutive year that the Spring School for Grade 12 Higher and Extended Level and Grade 10 Additional Mathematics learners took place, with the…

US Embassy donates to Young Africa project

The Chargé d’Affairs of the U.S. Embassy Namibia, made a visit to Walvis Bay on Wednesday in celebration of the 10th year of the American Corner at the Public Library.

Mr John Kowalski discussed the Mandela Washington Fellowship for Young African Leaders, previously known as the Young African Leaders…

Business

Namibia records 2nd highest house price growth in the world

FNB's Manager Research and Competitor Intelligence reported today that less than 10% of the households in the country can afford a property in the lower price range.

House prices increased by 29% year on year and continued to increase in 2014 at a much faster pace than the long term trend over the past seven years, says Namene Kalili. 

He adds that fewer properties were sold from month to…

Cold storage facility proposed for Zambian fishing exports

Africa Union Financial Services (AUFS) is proposing to develop a section of land within the Walvis Bay Harbour into a cold storage facility for goods destined for the Zambian market.

AUFS was appointed to promote trade with Zambia and has developed its current container operations consisting of frozen goods stored in ‘reefers’ (refrigerated…

Community

NANASO lends a helping hand

The Erongo Week of Activities (EWA) is underway, with exciting activities happening in the five coastal towns, namely Usakos, Henties Bay, Arandis, Swakopmund and Walvis Bay. 

    Mrs Nicoletha McClune receives a…

N$6000 raised for shack-fire victims

Starfish Tupperware held a raffle draw and record-breaking sale on Saturday at the Seaside Hotel and Spa, in Swakopmund.

The event was organised in order to raise funds for shack-fire victims. “We raised N$ 6000 from the tickets we sold, of which we gave N$3 500 to Mr Laban Kashamako of the fire department, for hardboards and blankets for the…

Roads and Traffic

Quad bikes cause community uproar

Recently there have been many complaints about children riding on their quad bikes during weekends causing noise pollution in certain neighbourhoods that have the Walvis Bay residents raging.

The Chief Traffic Officer of the Walvis Bay Traffic Department, Mr Eben Platt, warned that there are consequences regarding these violations.

“Residents who have a problem with children riding quad bikes in residential areas can contact our emergency numbers. A traffic…

 
 
 

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Hake fishery 'complex and secretive', study finds

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NANASO lends a helping hand

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Free legal advice available

Started by Sharlien Tjambari in Crime reports 17 hours ago.

N$6000 raised for shack-fire victims

Started by Sharlien Tjambari in Community 18 hours ago.

Conflict erupts after ‘assault’ on WB woman 3 Replies

Started by Jade McClune in News. Last reply by Manuel Carballo 12 hours ago.

Workers told not to protest while PM is in town

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Swakop Uranium donates N$50,000 to NANASO

Started by Sharlien Tjambari in New reports 19 hours ago.

Mentorship and guidance for the youth

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First Guans Packaging tournament a success

Guans Packaging (Pty) Ltd held their first soccer and netball tournament over the weekend, at the Kuisebmond Stadium.

According to Benson Duban, the event organizer and also the Head of Sports at the company, the event was a success.He explained that their sole purpose…

'Spin-offs' in Arandis

Saterdag het alle paaie na Arandis gelei, waar ‘n pret-dag, gepaardgaande met ‘n “Spin-off” kompetisie, georkestreer deur Coastal Drifting & Spinning en Dupps Spinners van Windhoek, aangebied is.

Dit was die eerste keer in die dorp se geskiedenis dat so ‘n kompetisie daar aangebied is en die opkoms word as…

Desert Raceway makes its debut

Despite hot and windy conditions spectators flocked to the debut event of the Desert Raceway Dirt oval racing on Saturday.


Petrol heads were spoilt for choice with quad bikes, V8s and midget vehicles racing for their respective titles. 

Situated 7km outside Walvis Bay on the road to Dune 7 towards Rooibank, the brand new…

Sailing enthusiasts gear up for Bart’s Bash

The Walvis Bay Yacht Club and the rest of the Namibian sailing community are gearing up to participate in a global sailing event called Bart’s Bash on 21 September.

Named after the Olympic medallist and America’s Cup sailor Andrew ‘Bart’ Simpson, the idea of the race is to break a Guinness record by having the…

Entertainment

Campbells bring 'Fanta en Cola'

The well-known Campbells brothers performed at Sarah se Gat at the Walvis Bay Waterfront on Saturday evening where they had the crowd hanging from their lips performing their latest album 'Fanta en Cola'.

The brothers Harry (39) and Tony (37) told the namib times that this was approximately their fifth time to…

Chippa unleashes Experience count

Ivan “Chippa” Nauyoma, a local Kwaito-Funk artist, is well on his way to make a name for himself in the music industry and is about to release his second album “Experience count”.

The CD that will be available before the end of this month, is guaranteed to make even non-believers believe,…

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Local healthcare assistants graduate

This week sees the first graduates completing their final assessments of the healthcare assistant’s course in Swakopmund.

Healthcare is one of the growing careers in the world, accommodating the advancement of technology within the nursing field. There have been no nationally recognised courses here or in South…

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